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Justen Tatum
57  Justen Tatum

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
First Baptist Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
HS

PRIOR TO UTEP: Guided First Baptist to the 2013 TAPPS Division III State Championship title after compiling a career high 35 tackles (13s/22a) and leading the team in rushing with two touchdowns for 90 yards against Bryan Brazos Christian (12/9) ... registered a showing of 26 tackles (13s/13a) and one sack in a 52-0 blowout versus Highlands garnering him SportsDayHS Hero of the Week ... in 2013 posted nine performances with 17 or more tackles ... rushed for 100 or more yards in back-to-back matchups for the Saints ... finished senior campaign with 247 tackles (123s/124a), seven sacks, 1,013 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns ... collected 145 tackles, eight sacks, ran for 410 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012 ... checks in as a two-star recruit on Scout.com and Rivals.com ... ranked 83rd linebacker in the nation ... earned seven Defensive Player of the Week honors and was named to the Texas Associated of Private and Parochial Schools All-State Division III first team for both defense and offense...was team captain for the First Baptist Saints during the 2013 season.

PERSONAL: Full name is Justen Tyreek Tatum ... son of Stacy Tatum and Shuawanna Smith ... has one brother and one sister ... born in Dallas, Texas.


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